Francis Marion, often referred to as the Swamp Fox, was one of America's most important Revolutionary War leaders. He and his small band of men battled the British in the fields, woods, rivers, and swamps of South Carolina. They never let up, disrupting communications and supply lines. His daring raids helped America gain independence. We kw some facts about Marion, but they can get lost in the stories and legends about him. This book will help you separate fact from fiction and learn more about the real Francis Marion. The best stories are true stories, and the Swamp Fox's true story is one of courage, smart fighting, and a love of freedom. America is deeply in debt to him. The FACT OR FICTION? Series for children in grades 3 through 6 retells famous stories with the intent of discovering how much of the tale is true and how much might have been made up over time. This series challenges children to think about the research they do and to evaluate an authors point of view. This series correlates well with common core standards for grades 4 and 5. The common core asks students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts in areas such as science and social studies. Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what theyve read. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.